Date: Sun, 7 May 2023 11:11:47 -0700 From: John Helmert III <ajak@...too.org> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Perl's HTTP::Tiny has insecure TLS cert default, affecting CPAN.pm and other modules On Wed, May 03, 2023 at 03:41:26PM -0400, Jeffrey Walton wrote: > On Wed, May 3, 2023 at 3:21 PM Reid Sutherland <reid@...rddimension.net> wrote: > > On 4/29/23 06:04, Stig Palmquist wrote: > > > > > > - CVE-2023-31484 for CPAN.pm > > > - CVE-2023-31485 for GitLab::API::v4 > > > - CVE-2023-31486 for HTTP::Tiny > > > ... > > > > Who actually decides when something receives a CVE? This can be used to > > defame projects and products as in this case. > > "Who decides" can be a tricky question. > > Several organizations issue CVEs, like Red Hat and Gentoo. A bug > usually has to meet a criteria, like falling into a CWE category, to > be issued by the organization. Actually, Gentoo is NOT a CNA, and thus cannot issue CVEs. > You can also get them from Mitre's site. In the case of Mitre, it is > the person who requests the CVE. > > Some CVE's are tenuous or questionable. You often see this from folks > trying to pad their resume. For example, a researcher may request a > CVE for a behavior that requires elevated privileges. In this case, > someone who is Root on Linux or Administrator on Windows can already > do the damage, so the behavior in question that happens with > privileges is not really interesting. > > In the case of HTTP::Tiny, the default configuration and behavior is > running afoul of https://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/295.html and > https://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/319.html. In this case, the > industry believes comms should use HTTPS and the name hostname should > be validated. > > Jeff Download attachment "signature.asc" of type "application/pgp-signature" (229 bytes)
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